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  • How directed daydreaming helps your creativity

    Writers often come up with their best ideas when doing something other than writing. Agatha Christie used to mull over her murderous plot lines eating apples in the bath while Dickens spent hours each day strolling around London. So if you can’t crack that darned second act – ...

  • How to find more time to learn something new

    Time is the most valuable commodity we have. Unlike money, every minute that goes by is another we can never get back. We have to maximize the time we have each day to focus on what will improve the quality of our lives, like learning a new skill. Whether it’s improving your ...

  • How to actually work a four-day week

    A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity. The problem was that ...

  • How practicing mindfulness can lead to better decision-making

    When feedback stings or when it’s difficult to empathize with a co-worker, do you find yourselfresponding or reacting? There’s a big difference between the two: a thoughtful response can quell a heated debate, while a knee-jerk reaction ups the emotional ante (your own or your ...

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